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To support research into and preservation of the heritage, history, traditions, and accomplishments of the Volga Germans.
Introducing New CVGS Staff
Sue Cotton has been hired to be the operations coordinator for the Center for Volga German Studies at Concordia University. A native of North Carolina, Sue comes to Concordia with a wealth of marketing and fundraising experience. Most recently, she had been working with the Concordia University Foundation on a scholarship fundraising campaign. Before that she served as the outreach coordinator for Crossroads Community Church in Vancouver, Wash., the sales and marketing director of the Springmoor Retirement Community in Raleigh, N.C., and the founder of a very successful start-up called Classical Conversations in Augusta, Georgia. Her educational background is in sociology from Salem College in Winston-Salem, N.C. For the CVGS, Sue will be coordinating event planning and spearhead our efforts in donor engagement and development. She joined the staff on April 1.
New German Origins Posted to the CVGS Website
Newly discovered German origins have been posted for the following families:
Brückmann family that settled in Köhler
Junker family that settled in Rohleder & Herzog
Quin(d)t family that settled in Louis
Other Recent Additions to the Website
New or updated descriptions have been made for the following Volga German settlements:
New Translations Available
Translation of the 1850 & 1857 Censuses of Brabander, Dehler, Hölzel, Kukkus, Rosenheim, Schäfer, and Seelmann have been completed, along with the 1857 Censuses of Basel, Biberstein (aka Glarus), Hummel (aka Brockhausen), Meinhard, and Louis. These are among many census documents that have been translated.
Last updated 10 April 2014.